This is the last of the pattern magazine roundups for a little while (well, until the February Burda arrives, I guess!) so I hope you’ve enjoyed them. I’ve certainly enjoyed the break from blogging over the holidays, having prepared these posts before diving into my sewing cave with a flash of tea and a box of mince pies! But it’s high summer down in Brazil, so let’s see how Manequim celebrates the season…
First up are the Plus offerings for this issue, all summer separates in white. I’m not too sure about the jumpsuit (or jumpsuits in general, really), but I like the look of both blouses and the shorts).
This page definitely shows my favourite look of this issue – both the top and skirt feature asymmetric hems, and I think they pair together perfectly. The top has a very flattering surplice neckline, and it’s got a shape that I’m going to call “post-peplum”, as I think we’ve all moved on from that trend by now, right?
These trousers are deeply unflattering on the model. And to make matters worse, they’ve got her wearing a bodysuit with bare legs right next to it as if to say “look, she does indeed have normal thighs, it’s just the ugly trousers’ fault!”.
More ugly. I could possibly forgive the weird hem on this skirt, but what’s with the ridiculously large, poofy pockets??
I think it might partially be the styling and colourblocking, but I totally love this lace-yoked dress. I don’t think it’d be half as effective if the bodice and skirt were the same colour, either.
And to finish it off, another ugly skirt! This time featuring a weird front slit, strange sheer band, and ugly, bell-shaped profile. Ugh. I have a hard time believing anyone would wear this. Ever. Or possibly an Italian? (Sorry Italians. You have Donnatella Versace to blame.)